I am a phycologist interested in how seaweeds structure marine communities from a physical and chemical perspective. My current research focuses on marine communities in the NE Atlantic, but past research investigated polar benthic habitats and algal response to a variety of community and environmental stressors. My current research investigates the resilience of kelp forest ecosystems in Ireland, and particularly how the genetic structure of seaweed assemblages may inform and affect ecosystem response.
Department of Zoology
School of Natural Sciences
The Ryan Institute, University Road
NUI Galway, Galway Ireland